Tom Cridland visited Mark King, Level 42’s lead singer and bassist at his home where they discussed his father’s elusive drum talents, which band member always wins at go-karting, why his neighbours dreaded Thursday afternoons when he was a kid, and his bandmates selling his drum kit and vinyl collection in Austria.
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The lads and I are sorry sorry to announce the cancellation of tomorrow nights show at The London Palladium with the BBC Concert Orchestra, we heard the news at 17.00 gmt.
“Unfortunately, due to the ongoing public health concerns, for the safety of the performers, crew, and audience, we have taken the decision to cancel BBC Radio 2 at The London Palladium: Level 42 Orchestrated due to take place on Monday 16thMarch. We ask that ticket holders please contact their ticket provider and refunds will be arranged. We are extremely sorry about the late notice, but given the situation, obviously safety concerns are paramount.”
Sincere apologies to our friends that have already traveled, but these are the craziest times aren’t they?
Showcase Entertainment Group and Level 42 regret to announce the postponement of the following shows till March / April 2021.
May 14 Astor Theatre Perth
May 16 Palais Theatre Melbourne
May 18 Enmore Theatre Sydney
May 20 Civic Theatre, Auckland
This is due to postponement of their scheduled Asian tour which preceded the Australian and New Zealand dates due to travel restrictions caused by COVID-19.
Mark King and the band apologise for any inconvenience this has caused their fans and look forward to meeting everyone….FINALLY…. in 2021.
An announcement of new dates will be made within 48 hours but all seats are valid for the new dates. Any refund requests should be directed to the official ticket seller.
This year, UK 80’s funk-rock icons Level 42 celebrate their 40th year as a band and surprisingly have never toured Australia … until now that is! This superb Mark King-led seven piece band will finally tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time ever this May! Level 42 left their mark on the 80’s with a polished, upbeat, danceable pop/rock sound largely defined by lead singer / bassist Mark King’s thumb-slap bass technique. Catchy hits such as ‘Lessons In Love’, ‘Running In The Family’ and ‘Something About You’ crossed the band from their jazz-funk fusion roots firmly into the mainstream pop charts and gave them a fanbase worldwide. Ahead of the tour Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips spoke to Mark King about his career, gear and the upcoming Australian and NZ tour